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Different Xanthines Cause Membrane Potential Oscillations in a Unicellular Green Alga Pointing to a Ryanodine/cADPR Receptor Ca<sup>2+</sup> Channel

Claudia S. Bauer, Wilhelm Simonis and Gerald Schönknecht

in Plant and Cell Physiology

Published on behalf of Japanese Society of Plant Physiologists

Volume 40, issue 4, pages 453-456
Published in print January 1999 | ISSN: 0032-0781
Published online January 1999 | e-ISSN: 1471-9053 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordjournals.pcp.a029563
Different Xanthines Cause Membrane Potential Oscillations in a Unicellular Green Alga Pointing to a Ryanodine/cADPR Receptor Ca2+ Channel

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In the unicellular green alga Eremosphaera viridis caffeine induces oscillations of cytosolic Ca2+ which cause membrane potential oscillations. Application of the caffeine analogues isocaffeine, theophylline, and isotheophylline resulted in membrane potential oscillations with a structure-activity relationship comparable to isolated ryanodine/cyclic ADPribose (cADPR) receptor Ca2+ channels from animal cells.

Keywords: Cytosolic Ca2+; Eremosphaera viridis; Oscillations; Ryanodine/cADPR receptor; Xanthines

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Subjects: Biochemistry ; Molecular and Cell Biology ; Plant Sciences and Forestry

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